Following the success of last year’s inaugural tour, Mötley Crüe‘s namesake Crüe Fest 2 has been announced for summer 2009. The Live Nation-produced trek will run from July 19 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, through September 5 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY.
Thirty cities are marked on the coast-to-coast circuit for Crüe Fest 2. The outing features a July 30 concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, an August 7 performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX, and an August 29 event at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, among other dates.
A presale that started yesterday, February 25, for members of Mötley Crüe’s official S.I.N. fan club, with a public presale following on March 2. General onsale dates are yet to be announced. The 2009 tour’s lineup will be unveiled during a March 16 press conference in New York, NY.
“Last year at Crüe Fest, we set out to have more fun than humans are allowed to have. We succeeded beyond that,” drummer Tommy Lee said in a statement. “This year, we are going to top that and I guarantee we will.”
In addition to headlining the second year of its namesake tour, Mötley Crüe will also take a few breaks for a couple of state fair appearances over the summer. The band has stops penciled in on July 24 for the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, ND, and September 3 for New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY.
Mötley Crüe launched the inaugural Crüe Fest in summer 2008, visiting 40 cities across North America from early July through late August. Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt participated in the outing, along with Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s side project Sixx:A.M.
Crüe Fest 2 itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 19||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|July 21||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|July 22||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|July 24||Minot, ND||North Dakota State Fair *|
|July 27||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|July 28||Ridgefield, WA||The Amphitheater at Clark County|
|July 30||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|July 31||San Bernardino, CA||San Manuel Amphitheater|
|August 1||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|August 3||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|August 4||Englewood, CO||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre|
|August 5||Albuquerque, NM||Journal Pavilion|
|August 7||The Woodlands, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 8||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|August 9||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|August 11||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis|
|August 12||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Indianapolis|
|August 14||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|August 15||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|August 16||Burgettstown, PA||Post Gazette Pavilion|
|August 19||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|August 21||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|August 22||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion|
|August 23||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|August 29||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|August 30||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|September 1||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|September 3||Syracuse, NY||New York State Fair *|
|September 4||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|September 5||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
* Mötley Crüe only